Originally Posted by Mfoehrkolb
--- There is low temp powder coat available. Down in the 350 degree range for when you bake the powder. Wonder if that would melt the plastic, or just low enough to not.
I'm new to the scene but if this is a common problem with bindings in general. I don't see why people don't offer this as a service.
Could make someone keep their bindings for an extra season or 2 maybe 3... The price savings would be considerable too. Drop 40-60$ on getting all your metal parts redone any color you want instead of 160-300$ on new bindings.
350 degrees (F or C) is still quite high for plastic, and different binding brands use different plastics at different densities. Union uses a Dupont resin which is really dense, but I still wouldn't risk it, unless you could remove the plastic components and only paint the metal ones. Wouldn't you also have to remove the original paint first? The irremovable plastic parts in the way would make that complicated anyway...
Or you could just repaint them in a high-grade enamel and apply a tough, weatherproof and flexible clear coat for protection.